CLEEKS LOOK TO TURN THINGS AROUND AFTER SLOW START IN CHICAGO
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Martin Kaymer and his Cleeks GC hope to turn things around in Saturday’s second round at LIV Golf Chicago after a slow start at Rich Harvest Farms on Friday.
Graeme McDowell produced the only score under par for the Cleeks in the first round, a 1-under 70, while Bernd Wiesberger and Richard Bland contributed counting scores of even-par 71. Kaymer signed for a 1-over 72.
The team score of 1 under left the Cleeks in 12th place after the first round, eight shots out of a points result.
McDowell was 2 over and birdie-free through his first 11 holes but ended his round with momentum, posting birdies on four of his last seven holes, including his last two of the day.
Bland, who has top-11 finishes in each of his last three LIV Golf starts, got off to a rocky start with bogeys on his first two holes. It was a rollercoaster round for the 51-year-old Englishman, especially down the stretch as he posted two birdies and three bogeys in his last seven holes.
Wiesberger was 2 over through his first seven holes before righting the ship and playing a bogey-free 2 under in his last 11 holes.
Kaymer suffered a double-bogey on his opening hole, the par-3 fourth, and ended his round with a bogey. In between, he shot 2 under.